Three large SoCal wildfires in one photo

Creek Fire Rye Fire Thomas Fire
From near to far, Creek Fire, Rye Fire, and Thomas Fire.

The ABC7 helicopter crew was able to get all three large Southern California fires on one photo at 1:03 p.m. PST today. The nearest one is the 11,000-acre Creek Fire that has closed and crossed the 210 freeway near Sylmar. Next is the Rye Fire, which we have not yet written about. It has burned about 1,000 acres in Santa Clarita.

In the distance is the 45,000-acre Thomas Fire which has burned into Ventura.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

3 thoughts on “Three large SoCal wildfires in one photo”

  1. Saw your post warning about the danger of the high wind event forecast two days ago. Now the posts are coming so fast can’t comment on all of them, though am appreciating all – from knowledgeable reporting to the incredible photos and helpful maps. It’s terrible what’s happening now in SoCal and the winds have hardly begun. Thanks.

  2. They should just send firefighters and fire Engines from every State to California and help. This makes no since. The more the better…there would be a greater chance of getting all the wildfires out if they just request every State to send firefighters and fire Engines.

    1. Currently there is an unheard of number of firefighters assigned to the blaze – 8,452. And I would wager that more than half the states have already sent firefighters.

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